Psilocybin Law Attorneys in Oregon
Loney Law Group understands the nuances of navigating a complex and regulated industry. We can take our experience and assist you with your psilocybin business. Our attorneys have provided legal services to the medical and recreational cannabis market for over 20 years. We are experienced in working within the framework of an emerging and highly regulated industry. This has equipped us with a unique skill set while building our positive reputation with state regulators. Learn how Loney Law Group can help your psilocybin business succeed.
Experienced attorneys for your psilocybin business
Loney Law Group’s experienced attorneys know how to balance Oregon’s state laws with often-conflicting federal laws from years of dealing with Oregon’s legalization of marijuana. As psilocybin’s regulatory landscape is created and implemented, your business needs foresight, understanding, and preparation. Our attorneys focus on minimizing the legal risks for your business and paving the way for you to grow your business. As the industry continues to evolve, Loney Law Group will ensure your business complies with the law and is responsive to changes in policy and regulations.
Loney Law Groups’ psilocybin business legal services:
- Legal and Business Consulting
- Criminal Defense
- Regulatory Compliance
- Trademarks and Branding
- Lease Negotiations
- Psilocybin Law Updates
- Employees and Independent Contractor Agreements, Contracts, and Disputes
- Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure Agreements
- Administrative Reviews and Appeals
- Obtaining and Reviewing Permits
- Land Use, Zoning, and Jurisdictional Compliance
- Product Labeling Requirement
Did you know?
Legalization of psilocybin in Oregon
In the fall of 2020, Oregon became the first state to legalize the use of psilocybin when administered in therapeutic settings. The passing of Measure 109 legalized the medicinal and therapeutic use of psilocybin products, which are derived from psychedelic mushrooms. Although these products are only legal within therapeutic centers, the bill is considered a major victory for proponents of psilocybin therapy.
The history of psilocybin use
Psilocybin has been used for a long time. Some of the first evidence of its use dates back 7,000-9,000 years to cave paintings in Algeria. Other depictions of psychedelic mushrooms have been found throughout Europe and the Americas. Mushrooms were a vital part of the Mayan civilization, as evidenced by the discovery of the ‘mushroom stones’ carved 2,000 years ago.
In more modern times, psilocybin experienced an uptick in popularity during the 1960s and 1970s, although the government suppressed its use and stifled scholarly research into its medical uses. Psilocybin is still federally classified as a Schedule 1 substance today.
Medical uses of psilocybin
Considerable research into psilocybin developed as public support of the “war on drugs” waned. Sheri and Thomas Eckert, the petitioners behind Oregon’s Measure 109, have been working to legalize psilocybin due to its benefits for those with PTSD, addiction, anxiety, and depression. These benefits have been supported by research from institutions like Johns Hopkins’s Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research, which looks at how psilocybin can affect behaviors, brain function, mood, and more. Numerous studies have indicated that psychedelic substances are effective at treating a variety of mental health disorders. As this important research becomes increasingly mainstream and accepted by policymakers and the public, the widespread legalization of medical psilocybin is expected to quickly spread to more states.